XtremeMP is a free stable open-source cross-platform media player and visualizer - written in 100% pure java. The current version implements only a music player and visualizer. Support for other media will come in future releases. It provides the user with a graphical interface for choosing music files and playlists - and includes support for many audio file formats including .spx, .snd, .aifc, .aif, .wav, .au, .flac, .mp1, .mp2, .mp3, .ogg, .aac, and .m4a. The code is very modular to allow the straightforward extraction of core modules (such as the audio engine, the FFT analysis, the playlist management module, and several visualizations) to use in other projects as external libraries.

A list of features:
  • Simple and intuitive User Interface
  • Play different audio formats: aac audio (aac, m4a) mpeg audio (mp1, mp2, mp3), ogg vorbis, flac, speex, wav, aiff (aifc, aif), au (snd).
  • Since written in Java, works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, eComStation
  • Completely Free and Open-Source

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0 Build 22
  • A fast hardrive, high rpm, fast read performance
  • A Pentium 4 or better processor, a single core will have its "hands full" with certain setups.

Xtrememp on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing XtremeMP
Download xtrememp-0.7.0-bin.zip. Create a folder (directory) "xtrememp". Open the zip file en go in the subdirectory "xtrememp-0.7.0-bin". Copy the files in this directory to the new folder "xtrememp". That's it. Delete Windows and Linux stuff if you like. Be aware that the file "xtrememp-0.8.0-bin.zip" needs a higher version of Java.

The xtrememp.cmd file
This version of Xtrememp works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have made a xtrememp.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive:java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive:java]\JAVA160\bin
cd [drive:xtrememp]\xtrememp
java -Duser.home=C:\xtrememp -jar XtremeMP.jar 2>XtremeMP-bugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for XtremeMP with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: xtrememp] = drive with XtremeMP

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "xtrememp.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "xtrememp" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: xtrememp]\xtrememp\xtrememp.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "XtremeMP". You find enclosed in the file a suitable OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The specification "-Duser.home=[drive: xtrememp]\xtrememp" ensures that XtremeMP will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory. When you omit this line you get the question where the program can save its files at startup!
  • The addition "2>XtremeMP-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "XtremeMP-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo! You can omit this part If you don't want bug reports.

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 XtremeMP icon: XtremeMP-ecs.zip.

revision July 8, 2015